10 enthralling moments of 2017

All the spills and thrills from a captivating UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series. 1 – Belomoina hints at new era in cross-country – Albstadt XCO, May 28 Ukrainian Yana Belomoina had never before won a World Cup race but in searing temperatures in Germany, the 24-year-old gave a hint to potential future dominance with the victory. It proved to be one of three wins in four straight events, Belomoina also finishing on the podium in the other subsequent remaining races of the season. 2 – Atherton dislocates shoulder – Fort William DHI, June…

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Hannah and Minnaar take Fort William wins

Downhill queen Rachel Atherton dislocates shoulder as Southern hemisphere riders take gold in Fort William. Australia’s Tracey Hannah and South African Greg Minnaar have won their respective races at round two of the UCI DH World Cup. The grey strip that winds itself down the slopes of Aonach Mor, just outside the Highland town of Fort William, is one of the sport’s longest running and most established venues. Year after year, it produces classic races which live long in the memory. In the women’s race, the drama got underway before…

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Interview with top athletes

INTERVIEW with top athletes regarding the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships 2020 in Saalfelden Leogang The bike region Saalfelden Leogang had reason to celebrate, when the announcement was made that the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships 2020 will be held at Austria’s MTB mekka. The downhill World Champions will be crowned in Saalfelden Leogang for the first time since hosting the World Championships successfully in 2012. As 2020 is also the year of the Olympic Games, the discipline Cross Country will take place in Albstadt, Germany. Saalfelden Leogang is…

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